Burn Rehabilitation - Introduction to Basic Concepts
Next course date
October 1-October 31, 2024
Registration August 25-Sept. 25, 2024
About the Course
This online course will initiate you to the basic concepts and knowledge that are critical to understanding burn rehabilitation:
Understand the profound impact burns have on skin structure and function, setting the foundation for effective rehabilitation strategies.
Navigate through the burn wound healing process to understand the stages of recovery, how to assess wound healing and understand the factors that influence the formation of scars.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of post-burn hypertrophic scars – their development, distinctive characteristics, and implications for function.
Gain a better understanding of common surgical interventions used to address burn wounds and scars.
Discover the practical approaches to prevent and manage burn scars, while aiding patients in their journey towards recovery.
After this lesson, you will be able to:
Explain the impact of burns on skin.
Explain the burn wound healing process.
Explain how post-burn hypertrophic scars develop, what are their characteristics and what are their impact on functions.
Explain the most commonly used surgical methods to deal with burn wounds and burn scars.
Explain common rehabilitation interventions used to prevent and manage burn scars.
Burn basic knowledge: types of burns, depth, size and severity
Escharotomy and the reconstructive ladder
Development of burn scars
Risk factors for the development of hypertrophic scars
Skin dysfunctions after burns
The impact of scar contracture of limb function
The impact of scar contracture on multiple joints
Assessment and management of edema during rehabilitation
Post-burn mobility issues
Function-oriented rehabilitation plan for post-burn recovery
Kick off with a pre-test to gauge your existing knowledge.
Stay sharp with mini-quizzes after each lesson to help you review key points and solidify your understanding.
Wrap up your learning journey with a post-test to demonstrate your knowledge acquisition after the course.
Criterias to pass the course:
Complete all the learning activities within the specified time limit.
Obtain a grade of 80% or more in the post-test.
This course is for
Whether you're a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist new to the field of burn rehabilitation and eager to expand your understanding and skills, or you are a burn professional (like nurses, nutritionists, etc.) aiming to enhance your burn care know-how, this course is your gateway to understanding the core concepts that underpin successful post-burn rehabilitation.